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RIO 2024 Legal Foundations for Artists 2: Intellectual Property Law with Attorney Victor Grafe III

Wed 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Artists - Protect your Life's Work: Learn about Contracts, Copyrights and Intellectual Property: A Four-Part Series with Attorney Victor Grafe III

Session 2 Registration is Now Open!

Do you have legal questions about copyrights for your art, music, performances, or other creative pursuit? Do you need to learn about legally protecting your work? Do you want to learn how to make money off of your intellectual property? Does the idea of reviewing and signing a legal contract for your work seem daunting? Do you cringe at the idea of looking for an attorney who has the knowledge to consult creatives? are you nervous about the implications of AI and protecting your work?

If you are a creative entrepreneur, this is an essential series you don't want to miss! WESST and The Martha Liebert Public Library are elated to bring you this four-part series with Attorney Victor Grafe III. Plan ahead for your success by gaining this invaluable knowledge at an unbeatable price - and do it in the beautiful and centrally-located Martha Liebert Public Library in Bernalillo, NM. You will also have the benefit of a brief Q&A after each session. The content and dates of the classes are as follows:

June 12, 2024, 6pm-7:30pm at Martha Liebert Library in Bernalillo

  • Session Two: The Laws of Content is an overview of the various types of intellectual property that creative businesses may develop, own, and monetize. We will examine how to make these laws work for you, as well as the critical topics of avoiding infringement liability and defending against infringement by others. Please attend even if you were not able to make Session 1 - Registration is NOW OPEN!

July 2024 - Dates and Times TBA at Martha Liebert Public Library in Bernalillo

  • Session Three: Copyright Assets, Myths, and Strategies is a more thorough exploration of the lucrative and complex world of copyright law. Registration Opening Soon

August 2024 - Dates and Times TBA at Martha Liebert Public Library in Bernalillo

  • Session Four: Contracts for Creatives goes to the crucial bridge between content and profit: contracts! What is a contract? How do you make contracts into assets instead of nightmares? What are best practices for all entrepreneurs, and particularly creatives? Registration Opening Soon

Registration is limited - reserve your spot today!

Victor Grafe III is a lawyer in New Mexico who helps entrepreneurs succeed in the legal aspects of running a business. He guides and represents business owners through a wide range of legal matters, including contracts, intellectual property, compliance, employment, and commercial litigation.

Prior to payment, If you are not a member at WESST, you will be directed to fill out a 2-minute registration form to reserve your spot at the event. We kindly ask that you fill this out to the best of your ability. Your information is private and will not be connected to your name - WESST receives Federal funding for many of its programs. In order to demonstrate that we are reaching certain target markets, many of our funders require us to collect the following information to ensure WESST is serving the needs of diverse entrepreneurs and individuals. Thank you for your cooperation. For questions, contact

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Please notify LeAnne Gomez at when you register for the class, or no later than 24 hours prior to this event so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis."

The Women's Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Speaker(s): Victor Grafe III, Attorney, Victor Grafe Law Firm, LLC A law firm that helps New Mexico Business owners do things right, address legal problems, and think strategically about the legal aspects of building and operating a business.

Co-Sponsor(s): Joseph McKenzie, Director of the Martha Liebert Public Library Victor Grafe III, Attorney, Victor Grafe Law Firm, LLC

Please bring water, materials to take notes, an open mind, and your questions! This training class will be delivered in English.

Fee: $ 10.00

Payment supports WESST programming and we appreciate your contribution - if you have financial barriers to participation, please email - we have a limited amount of coupons available.

Phone: (505) 892-1238


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